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How Often Should You Schedule Septic Tank Cleaning?

Updated: May 29


Septic tanks play a crucial role in managing household wastewater but, like any other system, they require regular maintenance to function efficiently. Neglecting proper care can lead to unpleasant odours, backups, and costly repairs.


At R & A Cleansing, we understand just how important regular maintenance and emptying are for this kind of system. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key factors affecting the frequency of septic tank cleaning and offer expert guidance on how to keep your tank performing at its best.


Factors to Consider


Several factors influence how often you should schedule septic tank services. The size of your household, usage habits, and the tank’s capacity all play a role. Generally, we recommend you schedule a septic tank emptying service every 3 to 5 years. Bear in mind, though, that this recommendation is based on an average household - certain circumstances may necessitate more frequent emptying.


Household Size and Water Usage


Larger households tend to generate more wastewater, which can cause the septic tank to fill up more quickly. Similarly, households with particularly high water consumption, such as those who need to do laundry frequently or have multiple bathrooms, may require more frequent septic tank services. Monitoring your water usage and scheduling septic tank cleaning accordingly can help prevent issues.


Tank Size


The size of your septic tank also affects cleaning frequency. Naturally, smaller tanks fill up faster and may need emptying every 2 to 3 years, while larger tanks can go longer between cleanings. Regular inspections by a trusted professional can help determine the optimal cleaning schedule based on your tank’s size and usage.


Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Cleaning


It’s essential to be aware of signs that indicate your septic tank needs attention. Foul odours around the drain field, slow drains, gurgling noises from plumbing fixtures, and sewage backups are all red flags to look out for. If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for prompt septic tank emptying. Acting quickly can help to prevent damage and avoid costly repairs further down the line.


Benefits of Regular Cleaning


Regular septic tank cleaning offers numerous benefits beyond preventing emergencies. It extends the lifespan of your system, reduces the risk of costly repairs, and maintains proper drainage throughout your property. Additionally, routine maintenance helps protect the environment by preventing contamination of groundwater and soil.


Expert Septic Tank Services from R & A Cleansing


At R & A Cleansing, we offer professional septic tank cleaning and maintenance services throughout Devon and Cornwall. Our experienced team uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure thorough and efficient cleaning, leaving your system in optimal condition. Whether you need routine maintenance or urgent septic tank emptying, you can rely on us for prompt and reliable service. Get in touch today to schedule your septic tank cleaning or discuss your requirements with an expert.


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